South African Food & Wine Festival
@ Grayhaven Winery, Gum Spring, Virginia, USA.
September 12th & 13th, 2015  10th Anniversary
11 am - 6 pm Rain or Shine
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Welcome to the 2015 South African Food & Wine Festival!  As always, we’re looking forward to hosting this amazing event and seeing so many friends from around the world converge on central Virginia for a weekend of great wine, food and music.   We’re excited to share our love of South Africa with you on the 12th & 13th!

Francois 2

Visit MAN Vintners at the South African Food & Wine Fest, meet winemaker Francois Bezuitenhout and taste the wonderful wines of MAN.  Read more...

The SA Fest is happy to announce Sharon Katz and Peace trail will be performing and MC’ing this year’s 10 Year Anniversary Festival!!!  Sharon is an icon of the South African music world and performs for audiences around the world.  Learn more about Sharon Katz...

Sharon Katz and Peace Train

Sahavo Choir to perform at the South African Food & Wine Festival.

Toe tapping, heart-warming and joyous.  Close your eyes and be transported to the heart of South Africa with the beautiful harmonies of Sahavo

Ziya on stage 2 (2)

The SA Fest welcomes back the amazing and talented singer-songwiter Ziya.  Ziya will be performing with friends throughout the weekend.

BraaiTime Biltong

Biltong & droerewors..say no more!  One taste of these traditionally seasoned and cured South African dried meat treats and you’ll never eat jerky again.  Take a spin through Braai Time’s Web site- meet them at the festival for a tasting and stock up while it lasts.


Oysters!!!!  We’ll be shucking up fresh oysters in homage to our favorite coastal towns in SA.   Try them with lemon and a dash of PeriPeri... yumm!

Fly South African Airways

South African Airways is a proud Sponsor of the 2015 South African Food & Wine Festival.  One lucky festival attendee will win 2 round trip tickets to South Africa this year!  Could it be you?  Visit the SAA site and start dreaming now. 

Join SAA and become a sponsor!  To learn more about sponsoring our event, visit or Sponsor info page.

SA Fest T-shirts

Visit the market tent for cool SA Fest gear, imported spices, hot sauces, Rooibos tea, rusks, arts & crafts and a NEW line of Spice products from South Africa.

Dumisile Martin

Dumisile Nxumalo Martin is the ever-charming host of the festival's Market Tent. Dumisile was born and raised in Manzin, Swaziland. After completing her masters work at Tulane University, she joined the Foreign Service with American husband Bill Martin, serving in posts throughout Africa and India.  After retiring from the Foreign Service, Dumicile and her husband settled in the bucolic, rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. Dumisile began importing crafts from Southern Africa about 10 years ago.  Read more about Dumisile Nxumalo Martin

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